>> i'm able to give love and have you a problem because obviously stuff that happened in your childhood which is your issue. jasper has -- in fairness to richard, jasper is a difficult dog. he's a barker, he is possessive. you know, we -- >> he's a shrieker. >> i can see why he he thinks he's married to meredith. >> u.s. subs in the indian ocean have picked up the shriek. >> it's a very funny book. i will be serious. very entertaining and amusing and anyone that loves animals, or feels the way you do, it's a classic family pet story, isn't it? >> it is. it's about a family, it's about the pet, it's about pet culture which is totally out of hand, and it's a -- a little bit of social commentary and a lot of comedy. >> it's very, very funny.